The Russian First Channel is the main channel of the Russian Empire State Television. It was founded in 1935 and it was the first channel after the BBC that started to regularly broadcast in Europe. Its programmed its mainly generalist including news (Vremya), which are the news with most audience throughout the country.
Child's program is also an important part of that channel occupying the broadcast of the TV mainly in the pre-school breakfast at home time in the morning.
Even if it also covers sports, the Russian First Channel has a secondary position in this type of broadcasting because the Russian State TV has three sports channels R1 Sport, R2 Sport, and R3 Sport.